Saturday, January 31, 2009

i have a delicious cheesecake in my fridge, a bite anyone?

what an amazing birthday woman

i did wear a dress to her honor, under the little red riding hood raincoat. and rubber boots of course. did i say im happy its raining?

bye january

tigercake for the lion

together with freshly squeezed and coffee...

trying out my foot bath, thank you frkn l!

i have a cute ribbon on my underwear.

gifts for yuko, i reused the beautiful wrapping paper i got my presents in.

and i made this little heart shaped box.

which is filled with pig candy.

nice carton that has 'sweetheart' printed on it. found it in a theater.

yesterday i went forward and back to the dead sea. i saw palm trees on the way.

and as often, a beautiful sunset.

and especially for yukos 30th birthday...


i am happy, just like mother nature

Friday, January 30, 2009

each drippelidrip counts

these days i am becoming more aware of water usage, and how not to waste it. a few simple tricks is to put a bucket in the shower, that collects part of the water while i shower. later i can reuse the water to flush the toilet, or to water the plants in the garden.
i do the same with the water from the dishes. (use organic washing detergent!)
in r's house, there is a compost toilet, which i hope to have one day aswell.
(to actually use clean drinking water to flush down our leftovers is insane, if you think about it)

and perhaps, if one day i have my own house, i hope to have a greywater system!

and this is my breakfast egg. that just happens to fit the color scheme.

wish you a fine weekend!

Masaa al-khair ,laylatov


Thursday, January 29, 2009

shabah el nour, boker tov

i am sleepyslow like a sloth.
so is bones.
i dreamt so much.

not even strong coffee will help today.

lovely day to all of us.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

is it wednesday today?

vietnamese matches from miss pink

my lunch, sourdough bread with avocado

such lovely presents i got from miss pink, too sweet to open...

the grassdog, having a rest in the sun between his sleeping hours on the sofa...

now i am making risotto for yuko and drinking wine. i have phone dates and footbath plans for this eve. eat some chocolate. read my book. play with bones.
oh bliss!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


i walked to see my physiotherapist, and concluded that once again, i had this kinda bored, unmotivated mood, sort of wondering if this is it? but without drama, just realizing that another day has passed.

i arrived to my treatment, and atir, the physio, told me that this weekend, on his birthday (another aquarius!) one of his best friend had a heart attack and is now laying in coma since then.
about 36 years old. kids and wife. and, from one minute to the other, he is there but not present.

it hits me over and over these days. the fact that we don't know when or how it will happen. life is so dynamic. there is simply NO TIME to waste.
then again, i forget, fall into my patterns of thinking and behaviour.
just to get a slap in the face again.

i am hoping that this year, i can find more harmony between those two states of mind.

it is still 'winter' outside and i had a tea party while reading letters just now.
oh how i love to receive post!
one of the highlights of my day is walking to the post office and checking if something dropped in.

yesterday i had a dinner consisting of pringles and ice cream. so not me, but once in a while i crave for junk. however, today my belly is complaining.

to compensate for that i am now boiling red beets for a salad with goats cheese and nuts...mmm.

Monday, January 26, 2009

things i love

all those odd cups i select through the years. this one i found yesterday in a second hand store.

breakfast. i love breakfast.

and i love to cuddle with bones. and drink a glass of red wine. in my red pyjama.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

goodmorning world

i am still asking for long lasting solutions for this wounded area.

and for the world in general.

have a great week!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

yesterday i went with oz and itzik to a concert. such great&funny boys.

then we ate bourekas and drank beer. midnight junk.

i have blue circles under my eyes today.

and the light outside my window is nicely spooky. i wont leave my pj's until tomorrow.


a miracle! the webbradio is working. P3 in the background.
i am going to become a radio rat. drink tea and listen to radio all day long.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

where's that rain

this was a long longed for evening. and on the way home it looked like this. flowers, and sunny. i passed the bitter oranges i made jam from. and then i dived behind the sewing machine to fix some clothes and bags. and treated myself with a nice latte and pepparkakor.

i need to wake up at five tomorrow morning. have mercy.
so a quiet, tranquil eve on my own, inshallah!

yesterday was one of those days, when despite my yellow socks, time moved very slowly in the studio. in the end i had an interesting hairdo, with candy bar papers, pieces of tape, paper and threads hanging from many sticks.

i just long to sleep so much these days.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

op mijn boterham

dutch cheese and vegetarian 'filet americain' on swedish christmas crackers.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

a great idea

this morning, i reminded myself that i wanted to start to listen to swedish radio through the net.
and i installed what was necessary, and i still can't make it work! why?
i am not enough of a computer nerd after all.

now i am going to boil some porridge and forget all about plugins and such.

Monday, January 19, 2009


a few more tins. to put little things inside. i can't seem to have enough.

i looked abit angry this morning. perhaps i was.

these toilet signs i found very cute.

for the rest,
we loaded a car and went to haifa to donate food and such for gaza. now, all i can do is hoping that it will end up in good hands. and not to put all our eggs in one basket, we decided to donate money for a group of doctors aswell.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

bittersweet moments

reward: jelly bellies

encouragement: a beautiful sky

today, i am frustrated again, first cause of my low motivation and secondly cause i get involved in political discussions that don't lead to anywhere. so now, once at home alone, for the first time in a LONG time, it feels like all the air left me.
i can't seem to find energy for anything. but eating candy and drinking tea.

however, the positive thing from today, is that we started to collect money and stuff to send humanitarian aid to gaza. blankets, dry food etc.
the collection of the donations is happening in four different places in the country until wednesday.

'många bäckar små'.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

salam, inshallah?

in rotterdam, i lived for a while in the middle eastern area with streets named 'lebanon weg', 'jerusalem straat' and 'hebron straat' for instance.
right now, they are preparing to demolish the palestina straat
(which used to be full of squatted houses).

seems quite 'ironic' in these days.
also tonight i dreamt of falling bombs.

Friday, January 16, 2009

a few pieces of the dutch puzzle

all the lakes and channels where frozen in the netherlands. for the first time in 12 years. people were ice skating like mad.

els and i walked around the lake.

and had a lovely evening at her place.

there are so many beautiful details in her home. like this old mirror.

and these hanging plants.

and all those colorful plates (a few brought once from emmaus by me!!!)

i slept like a princess.

and ate like one aswell.

spend wonderful time with jenny and fanny.

and a few brief hours with amit.